Open auditions for Jack and the Beanstalk community panto

Hillingdon Times:

4:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE sun might be shining, but plans are already in hand for a popular community pantomime – and you could be in it.

Hit the Beck for an evening of Dirty Dancing

Hillingdon Times:

7:21am Sunday 20th July 2014

IF you want to recall the lift in the lake, the heroic and gentle father or how the hips gyrated to Love Man, you can at The Beck Theatre, Hayes, this coming Friday (July 25).

Fun night ahead as 'Little' Jimmy Osmond heads for Beck on UK tour

Hillingdon Times: Level-headed: Jimmy Osmond, now in his 50s

8:44am Thursday 8th May 2014

A PERFORMER since the age of three, Jimmy Osmond knows a thing or two about show business.

Ealing composer puts music to genetic modification

Hillingdon Times: Bzowski: music is melodic yet very stark

2:50pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

GENETIC modification sits at the heart of an Ealing composer’s music for touring dance company performance, It Goes Here Now.

Ealing actor to appear in Chinese romantic legend The Butterfly Lovers

Hillingdon Times: Matt Lim: set to be a children's favourite

4:04pm Friday 21st March 2014

EALING actor Matt Lim is appearing in the stage adaptation of the Chinese fairytale, The Butterfly Lovers, at the Blue Elephant Theatre, Southwark, in April.

Ed Byrne's back at the Beck - roaring into his 40s!

Hillingdon Times: Putting the world to rights: Ed Byrne

9:14pm Thursday 27th February 2014

COMEDIAN Ed Byrne brings his tour Roaring Forties to the Beck Theatre, Hayes, next Thursday and describes it as funny, pedantic and whingey.

Jason Manford's First World Problems tour coming to The Beck

Hillingdon Times: Back to his roots: comedian Jason Manford

8:29am Tuesday 18th February 2014

COMEDIAN Jason Manford is bringing his First World Problems tour to The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, on February 27 and 28.

Hey, rock and roll! Showaddywaddy are in town!

Hillingdon Times: Back in the old routine: Showaddywaddy as they are now

11:02am Tuesday 11th February 2014

Julie Small speaks to David Bartram, former lead singer of Showaddywaddy and now the band’s manager.

‘Music is all we’ve wanted to do’

Hillingdon Times: Ocean Colour Scene: Oscar Harrison, Simon Fowler and Steve Craddock

12:31pm Friday 26th February 2010

Simon Fowler from Ocean Colour Scene chats to Rachel Wakefield

Schools set to close because of snow

Hillingdon Times: Schools remain open despite heavy snow

9:23am Monday 2nd February 2009

SCHOOLS are expected to stay open today despite the heavy snow showers, according to Hertfordshire County Council.

Hyde and seek with the good doctor

Hillingdon Times: Marc Howden-Smith (Jekyll/Hyde)

2:17pm Thursday 6th November 2008

Man or monster? The question posed in Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is given a musical treatment by Rickmansworth Players, writes Francine Wolfisz

Your chance to write for Watford Palace Theatre

5:07pm Thursday 14th August 2008

Watford Palace Theatre is running a new play-writing workshop programme called Off the Page to give local playwrights the opportunity to develop their skills and receive expert feedback about their creative writing.

All singing and dancing heats for Idol 2008 come to town

5:09pm Thursday 14th August 2008

DANCERS can now join singers and vocal groups for the 2008 local heats of Idol 2008. Now in its fourth year, the competition attracts more than 10,000 applicants.

Ricky Players make a desperate plea for more men

Hillingdon Times: Back row: Faye, Chloe. Front row: Lisa, Julia and Lizzie

6:10pm Monday 11th August 2008

Apparently men are thin on the ground when it comes to our local am dram scene, Rickmansworth Players are asking for more male actors to come forward, writes Melanie Dakin

Auditions open for Watford Palace panto

10:33am Monday 11th August 2008

Watford Palace Theatre is looking for enthusiastic young people aged eight to 14 to play Cockneys, mysterious sea creatures and revolting rats for its 2008 pantomime Dick Whittington and his Cat! Auditions will be held at the theatre on Saturday, September 6. Auditionees are required to make an appointment first so that they can be assigned a group and time.

New look Palace Youth Theatre gives more kids a chance

4:16pm Friday 1st August 2008

New opportunities are available for young people wanting to get experience on the stage, thanks to the newly named and revamped Palace Youth Theatre.

Herts Youth stops off at the National Theatre for a bite

Hillingdon Times: 14-year-old Ben Boskovic was among the young cast in A Vampire Story

9:42am Friday 25th July 2008

Hertfordshire Youth Theatre made the finals of this year's New Connexions drama festival and won praise from playwright Moira Buffini for their production her latest play, A Vampire Story

The Staves play fundraising gig at The Pump House

3:40pm Friday 11th July 2008

With all this rain the Pump House roof is suffering so the enterprising crew have decided to run a fundraising event to raise money for its repair.

Join Herts Chorus on a road trip to Essex

3:48pm Friday 11th July 2008

The next concert for Hertfordshire Chorus sees the intrepid group heading for Essex to play on the final day of the Thaxted festival this weekend.

Chorleywood's Aslan the lion bags a place at The National Theatre

Hillingdon Times: Jonathan Godbold as Aslan has a roaring time with Sophie Coles as the White Witch

10:53am Friday 4th July 2008

Jonathan Godbold, assistant director of the Carol Kristian Theatre School, has been accepted as a member of the National Youth Theatre. Catch him in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe while you can

Jazz at Tring with Digby Fairweather

11:10am Friday 4th July 2008

A jazz associate of the late, great George Melly, Digby Fairweather’s professional career dates back thirty years.

Abbots Langley Orchestra celebrates 40 years

11:16am Friday 4th July 2008

It's many happy returns for The Abbots Langley Orchestra this Sunday as the group celebrates its 40th anniversary with a concert of Russian masterpieces. The programme features excerpts from the opera Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky and music composed by Stravinsky for the ballet The Fairy’s Kiss under the baton of conductor John Fryer.

Celebrating 25 years of the Bushey Festival

Hillingdon Times: Award winners: Members of The Phoenix Showcase Chorus are heading for Bushey

4:08pm Thursday 26th June 2008

Still going strong in its 25th year, this is one festival that really does have something for everyone, as Emma Hawley discovered

Get footloose with Watford's Big Dance

12:27pm Friday 20th June 2008

Calling all dance groups... sign up and get footloose in Watford town centre on Saturday, July 12.

Enjoy Michael Morpurgo's Aesop's Fables at Trestle Arts Base

12:23pm Friday 20th June 2008

A new show based on Aesop’s Fables by best-selling children’s author and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo comes to Trestle Arts Base in St Albans this Sunday. The fables have been cleverly adapted by Scamp Theatre for a modern audience while still retaining the essential themes, resulting in a witty all-round family entertainment. Three actors, six fables and a one-man band combine with a host of colourful characters and animals to re-tell the well-loved stories including The Hare and The Tortoise, The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The imaginative treatment, where wheelbarrows become donkeys and ladders turn into trees, gives the production added adult appeal, while the lively musical score provides an appropriate soundscape.

Audition for Stoppard play with Hertfordshire County Youth Theatre

4:45pm Monday 16th June 2008

If you fancy sinking your teeth into Tom Stoppard’s Dogg’s Hamlet Cahoot’s Macbeth, then here’s your chance. Hertfordshire County Youth Theatre is holding auditions for its October production at Watford Palace Theatre and at a number of schools across the county until Friday, June 20. The production will go on at the theatre on October 31 and November 1.

Chasing the spirit of Coward

Hillingdon Times: Blithe Spirit comes to Rickmansworth. PICTURE 13c0418: PIPPA DOULGAS

12:29pm Friday 28th March 2008

Local actors come to the fore in The Rickmansworth Players' production of Blithe Spirit, the timeless tale of the socialite, the medium and the ghost, writes Francine Wolfisz


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